Principals for Social Investment Secretariat to Launch Global Social Investment Pioneer Awards on July 1, 2012


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MELBOURN:  Principals for Social Investment Secretariat (PSIS) will launch the Social Investment Pioneer Awards on July 1, 2012 to recognise and celebrate the achievements of businesses demonstrating social investment best practice. The international Awards program aims to set a new benchmark for private sector social investment that is purposeful, accountable, respectful and ethical.

Amelia Salter, Principles for Social Investment Secretariat informed INDIACSR that the Principals for Social Investment Secretariat  is launching the inaugural Social Investment Pioneer Awards ( on July 1, 2012. The Principles for Social Investment Secretariat is calling on businesses to showcase international best practice in social investment in 2012.

“The awards aim to recognize and showcase examples of international best practice in social investment among SME and multinational organizations that are signatories to the UN Global Compact.”, Amelia Salter

“We are keen to encourage participation in the Awards and would like to extend the “call for submissions” invitation to your network.” Amelia Salter added.

Entries are open for the 2012 Social Investment Pioneer Awards. Entries close 30 September 2012. Readers can find more detail of the award from

Businesses of small to medium size as well as multinational organisations are invited to participate and showcase their social investment practices.

Award categories include Responsible Business, Inclusive Business, Shared Value, Social Enterprise and Strategic Corporate Philanthropy.

The program will connect the top industry practitioners from across the globe and will expose the broader business and general community to the importance of private sector engagement in sustainable community development.

The Principles for Social Investment Secretariat (PSIS) was established by the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) to support the implementation of effective social investment practices by UNGC signatories.


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